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Free speech advocate, longtime civil liberties attorney, and award-winning author Marjorie Heins talks about her new book Ironies and Complications of Free Speech with KDNK's Gavin Dahl and retired journalist and Aspen Times columnist John Colson. We discuss censorship, indecency, art, sex, discrimination, young people, the Supreme Court, the Federal Communications Commission, and more.


The Federal Communications Commission decides next week if an open internet will become a thing of the past. Ken Fellman is a telecommunications and public utilities attorney with Kissinger & Fellman in Denver. In a recent conversation with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh, he explained net neutrality and what’s at stake if it is scrapped by the FCC.

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KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl speaks to Georgetown Law Institute fellow Gigi Sohn about her years serving at the Federal Communications Commission and her latest article for The Verge, called "It's Time For Congress to Fire the FCC Chairman." Sohn has spent three decades fighting for consumer protections, affordable access to high-speed Internet, privacy rights and competition in the marketplace. She's been called "the Conscience of the Chairman's Office" and one of the "Heroes Who Saved the Internet."

In the November election, 26 more communities in Colorado voted for local control of broadband infrastructure. So that means that voters in 29 of Colorado’s 64 counties, plus 66 municipalities are determined to support their local leaders in addressing the need for affordable high speed Internet connectivity. Within KDNK’s listening area, voters in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, New Castle, Parachute, Silt and Garfield County all approved broadband ballot items in 2016. KDNK news director Gavin Dahl asked Ken Fellman, former mayor of Arvada and the foremost communications attorney representing local governments in our state, to talk about the significance of this growing resistance to the restrictions on broadband development backed by companies like Comcast and CenturyLink.